Fluoride is a well known mineral that many parents already actively look for in their oral health products. Polkadot Pediatric Dentistry offers fluoride as a regular part of dental treatment for our patients when they come in.

What is Dental Fluoride?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which can be found in water, soil, and rocks. The amount of fluoride found depends on the area. Fluoride is used often in the dental industry to help strengthen teeth enamel.

Benefits of Dental Fluoride?

Fluoride helps your teeth in a number of ways:

  • Help strengthen enamel of both baby and adult teeth
  • Hardens bone development in teeth that have not emerged
  • Reverses the early effects of tooth decay
  • Inhibits the growth of bacteria on teeth

As we mentioned in one of our most popular pieces about filling cavities in baby teeth, a tooth that has early signs of a cavity can go through a process called remineralization. This is when the tooth repairs itself if a patient’s diet and oral habits allow it. The use of fluoride can help assist a tooth, by supplying it with the minerals to helps strengthen and fend off continual development of cavities.

Fluoride Treatment in Alpharetta, Johns Creek & Roswell

Fluoride Dental Treatments at Polkadot Pediatric Dentistry

During a visit at the Pediatric Dentist in Roswell, Dr. Nanna and the staff will often administer fluoride treatment to help reinforce your child’s teeth. Application of fluoride will be come in either gel, foam or varnish form.

The application of fluoride, whatever the method may be, is often quick and can be done in a matter of minutes. These fluoride treatments will often be done every 6 month visit, however different conditions may cause your Alpharetta pediatric dentist to up or lower the treatment.

Fluoride Levels in Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Fulton County

In Alpharetta, Johns Creek and the Fulton county’s water contains fluoride. The U.S Public Health Service recommends water that is 0.7 parts per million (ppm) which was applauded by the American Dental Association. In Fulton County’s most recent official Water Quality Report they found that the water in Fulton County had fluoride in the range of 0.68 – 0.71 ppm.

This means that the water in Alpharetta, Johns Creek and the rest of Fulton County has just the right amount of fluoride to help strengthen your teeth.

How much is too much fluoride?

A person can have too much fluoride, so it’s important to not overdo the application or consuming of fluoride. If a person receives too much fluoride, they can be at risk for dental fluorosis.

Dental fluorosis can cause cosmetic problems, by forming white spots on teeth. There are no known negative health benefits, so there is no major concern of symptoms or reactions. If the white spots are severe enough, cosmetic dentistry work can help fix the colorization of the tooth.

Dental fluorosis occurs when too much fluoride accumulates under the gum, while your teeth are still developing under the gums. The risk for dental fluorosis usually ends by the age of 9 for children as most of their permanent teeth have begun to come in.

The best way to tell if your child is receiving the right amount of fluoride is to ask your pediatric dentist, or Dr. Nanna Ariaban. If your at home, you also just want to be mindful for the amount of toothpaste they are using, especially if the toothpaste is fluoridated and the water is as well!

FAQ

What is fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that is easily found in water, soil, and rocks. One of its greatest qualities is that it helps prevent tooth decay, fights bacteria and plaque and strengthens the tooth surface Dental fluoride Treatment in Alpharetta is used to help strengthen teeth enamel in children and adults.

Fluoride treatments for kids

Many health studies have proved that adults can begin getting fluoride treatments in Alpharetta at any time and children as early as their first tooth appears. Feel free to contact us and find out more about fluoride Treatment in Alpharetta

What are fluoride treatments like?

The application of fluoride treatment in Alpharetta is quick and easy. Application of fluoride will come in either gel, foam, or varnish form. It is a safe procedure that can be done in a matter of minutes and is even performed every 6 months. For further information: https://polkadotdental.com/services/dental-fluoride/

Benefits of Dental Fluoride?

A Fluoride Treatment in Alpharetta will help your teeth healthy in many ways. Such as strengthening the enamel of baby and adult teeth. Fluoride also aids teeth that have not emerged yet by hardening and improving bone development. It even overturns the early effects of tooth decay and inhibits bacteria’s growth on teeth.

How much is too much fluoride?

There is a reason why dental fluoride procedures are done by doctors, and this is because too much fluoride or overconsumption of fluoride can cause the risk for dental fluorosis in kids under the age of nine. Dental fluorosis is a cosmetic problem caused by the formation of white spots on teeth. So, the best way to tell if your child is receiving the right amount of fluoride or to see if they are the right candidate for a Fluoride Treatment in Alpharetta is to ask your pediatric dentist, or our own Dr Nanna Ariaban, feel free to schedule a consultation and contact our offices.